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USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series Finale Airs Monday on Universal Sports Network
Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on Nov. 11 for TV broadcast of this exciting new format
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Universal Sports Network will continue its coverage of the 2013 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. ET, when it airs the series season finale, held Oct. 26 in San Diego, Calif.
A 60-minute broadcast of the Fearless Pro Super Sprint Triathlon, which took place in Mission Bay near the site of the first-ever triathlon, will showcase a thrilling triathlon format introduced to the United States this year. Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and 2008 Olympian Julie Swail Ertel (analyst), who formed NBC’s triathlon broadcast team during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, will provide the commentary.
Re-air times for the broadcast include (all times Eastern): Nov. 11 at 11 p.m., Nov. 12 at 5 a.m. and noon, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 1:30 a.m.
Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. Find Universal Sports Network in your area by visiting universalsports.com/iwantuniversalsports.html.
The Super Sprint Series features the world’s best elite triathletes competing in a spectator-friendly environment. The venues put fans in the center of the action, with athletes completing two continuous, non-stop circuits of the same course. Contested in a double super-sprint format, professional athletes in San Diego completed two continuous, non-stop circuits of the same course, each comprised of a 300-meter swim, 8-kilometer bike and 2.5-kilometer run.
The USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series opener was also held in San Diego on April 24, following the 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego. Sarah Groff (Hanover, N.H.), who earned a fourth-place finish at the 2012 London Olympic Games, bested the women’s field with a time of 40 minutes even, while Australian Aaron Royle finished in 37:10 to win the men’s race. Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) and Peter Kerr (AUS) won the second installment of the series, held Sept. 19 in Las Vegas.
Visit usatriathlon.org for more on the Super Sprint Series.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 550,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).